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Nineteen are the years in a "machzor katan" - the cycle of regular and leap years in the Jewish calendar.

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Nineteen are the Letters of R' Hirsch.

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Nineteen were the centuries between Destruction and Re-unification.

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19 are the berachot in the 18

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Nineteen are the books of Tanach that the Christians agree count as a single book each.

(Of the 24 books of the Tanach, Christians split each of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, Ezra/Nechemiah, and Trei Asar into two or more books. That leaves nineteen. 5 of the Chumash + 5 Megilos + Yehoshua Shoftim Yishaya Yirmiya Yechzkel + Tehilim Mishlei Iyov + Daniel = 19. )

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19 is the day of Kislev when R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi was released from prison.

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